Public Speaking Test 5

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 269

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  • 1. 
    Which element of the speech communication process involves the means by which a message is communicated?
    • A. 

      Feedback.

    • B. 

      Situation.

    • C. 

      Message.

    • D. 

      Channel.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following words contains a tongue middle vowel sound when spoken?
    • A. 

      Etch.

    • B. 

      Hut.

    • C. 

      Catch.

    • D. 

      Not.

  • 3. 
    A speaker wants to demonstrate the change in world population since 1840.  His clearest and most effective option for a visual aid to demonstrate this is a(n)
    • A. 

      Line graph.

    • B. 

      Map.

    • C. 

      Bar graph.

    • D. 

      Chart.

  • 4. 
    Nonverbal communication by means of manipulating a speech's lenght, position in a program, hour of the day, day of the week, and so forth is known as
    • A. 

      Temporals.

    • B. 

      Synectics.

    • C. 

      Cadences.

    • D. 

      Chronemics.

  • 5. 
    In speechmaking, hand gestures are usually
    • A. 

      Superfluous or irrelevant.

    • B. 

      Emphatic or descriptive.

    • C. 

      Deliberate or scripted.

    • D. 

      Mimetic or stationary.

  • 6. 
    In oral style, as opposed to written style, each of the following is generally true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Repetition is not as necessary.

    • B. 

      Concrete words are used more often.

    • C. 

      Vehement style is more prominent.

    • D. 

      Fragmentary sentences are more common.

  • 7. 
    Changes in the pitch of a person's voice are known as
    • A. 

      Increments.

    • B. 

      Octaves.

    • C. 

      Latencies.

    • D. 

      Inflections.

  • 8. 
    _____ is the term for repetition of a vowel sounded before different consonants.
    • A. 

      Alliteration.

    • B. 

      Synecdoche.

    • C. 

      Assonance.

    • D. 

      Rhyme.

  • 9. 
    Each of the following is a problem associated with a voice that is overly husky EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Hypotension of the vocal folds.

    • B. 

      Faulty respiration.

    • C. 

      Shallow breathing.

    • D. 

      Narrow pitch range.

  • 10. 
    A raspy voice is characterized by
    • A. 

      Inadequate oral resonance.

    • B. 

      Insufficient use of gross abdominal muscles.

    • C. 

      Lax movement of articulators.

    • D. 

      Limited pitch range.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of a scale question?
    • A. 

      Do you think attending professional sporting events is a good way for families to spend time together?

    • B. 

      In what ways do you think participating in sporting events might affect a child's development?

    • C. 

      How often do you attend a professional sporting event? never __/__/__/__/__/__/__ frequently

    • D. 

      Have you attended a professional sporting event in the last six months?

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a common weakness associated with delivering the introduction of a speech?
    • A. 

      Merely starting the topic.

    • B. 

      Opening with an apology.

    • C. 

      Making the introduction too short to be meaningful.

    • D. 

      Irrelevant material.

  • 13. 
    An audience that knows nothing about the subject at hand, but is willing to listen and acquire information, is best described as
    • A. 

      Neutral.

    • B. 

      Uninitiated.

    • C. 

      Friendly.

    • D. 

      Indifferent.

  • 14. 
    A speaker states: My calculus class last semester was boring; my sister's calculus class was boring; and my roommate's calculus class was boring.  Therefore, calculus classes are boring. This is an example of _____ reasoning.
    • A. 

      Inductive.

    • B. 

      Deductive.

    • C. 

      Analogical.

    • D. 

      Causal.

  • 15. 
    Each of the following is an advantage associated with reading a speech from a written manuscript EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Can be released in print prior to delivery.

    • B. 

      High degree of control over length.

    • C. 

      Easier preservation of controversial tone.

    • D. 

      Careful wording of controversial or sensitive subjects.

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